Only an estimated 42% of high school teams have access to a certified athletic trainer for both games and practices. That means a professional isn’t always present to carefully watch or even administer aid if impacts of concern occur. Even when they are present, many of the time coaches and athletic trainers don’t have access to appropriate tools to monitor, track and quantify potentially harmful impacts. Injuries then go undetected or unnoticed and players are allowed to continue to play, though already exposed to potentially dangerous impacts.
For the first time, Teams can now use head-impact data from games and practice to identify players at a greater risk of injury through being exposed to crown of head impacts, hard hits, and higher quantity of head impacts. With the Athlete Intelligence Platform, Coaches and Athletic Trainers can receive automated practice and game reports, breaking down the data to identify team, position, and player tendencies. Improve technique, manage head-impact exposure, and reduce the risk of injury through data driven decisions.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. Although there may be cuts or bruises on the head or face, there may be no other visible signs of a brain injury. Source: WebMD.com
Concussions remain a difficult diagnosis process and require the aid of medical professionals when checking an athlete for symptoms. While no product may be able to prevent, diagnose, or identify a concussion, risk can still be mitigated by ensuring athletes are using proper technique, removing head from contact, and are removed from play if concerns of big impacts have occurred.
After 5 years of R&D, in 2015 Athlete Intelligence launches the Vector Mouthguard; The first real-time, uninterrupted head-impact monitoring mouthguard providing instant understanding to the impacts sustained by athletes on the field during play. Through years of both lab and on-field testing and validation, Athlete Intelligence becomes the first company to commercialize an impact sensing mouthguard embedded with accelerometers and gyroscopes to detect both linear and rotational accelerations. When paired with the Athlete Intelligence platform, users have a complete visualization of team, position, and athlete’s exposure levels of location, count, and severity for head-related impacts.
It is a goal of Athlete Intelligence to be a tool for Team Head-Impact Monitoring and a solution for Research Partners to use on-field data collection to further understand the effects of head-impacts and correlation to injuries such as concussions. View the Athlete Intelligence Whitepaper to take an insider look of the science behind the development of the VECTOR™ MouthGuard.
Head-related injuries may occur in sporting activities when the head is subjected to sudden high magnitude acceleration caused by a hit, or multitude of sub-concussive impacts. Such hits may occur as a result of accidental or intentional collisions between athletes, or between an athlete and an inanimate object, e.g., a ball, goal post, fence, or the ground. Athlete Intelligence is prioritizing its research and development efforts in areas surrounding linear acceleration, rotational acceleration, impact locations, and impacts counts to give sideline professionals real-time data streams of the head-impact sustained during play. This information will provide a more informed understanding to athlete impact exposure and used to manage and reduce further risk of injury.
Because the system is in contact with the skull through your upper teeth, the VECTOR™ MouthGuard is able to accurately measure linear acceleration and rotational acceleration in three dimensions. With this, we can pin point the direction and location of each head-impact sustained. To validate the performance of our design, we put our system to the ultimate challenge with a pendulum tester and linear hit tester, along with top University and Research Institutions.
FACT : MORE THAN 3.8 MILLION CONCUSSIONS AND SPORTS BRAIN INJURIES OCCUR EACH YEAR.
What do many professional hockey players, professional football players and professional fighters have in common?
Over the course of their careers, they’ve all suffered from a concussion or multiple concussions. In some cases, their injuries abruptly ended their playing career.
But professional athletes are not the only players susceptible to concussion.
FACT : 250 THOUSAND CONCUSSIONS OCCUR IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL EACH YEAR.
Any athlete – especially those who participate in collision sports like football, hockey and lacrosse – can sustain a concussion. However, collision sports athletes are not the only ones susceptible to sports brain injury. Concussions have been reported in players from many different types of sports, including boxing, soccer, BMX, softball, cheerleading, diving and more.
Concussions don’t just occur in games, either. Anytime an athlete suits up, for practice or performance testing, they’re at risk.
FACT : 300 THOUSAND OF THESE SPORTS BRAIN INJURIES WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
WebMD.com states that you don’t have to pass out (lose consciousness) to sustain a concussion. Some people will have obvious symptoms of a concussion, such as passing out or forgetting what happened right before the injury. But other people won’t.
According to this University of Pittsburgh study, concussions can often cause major, long-term brain impairments in information-processing speed, problem solving, planning and memory. In simpler terms, concussions can destroy your brain’s ability to function normally.
These impairments are worse with multiple concussions.
A concussion is a type of brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. While there may not be a visual representation like a cut or bruise, diagnosing a concussion requires a medical professional who can evaluate symptoms. If a concussion is suspected, that athlete should be removed from play.
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Delayed verbal and/or motor response
- Confusion and/or difficulty concentrating
- Slurred and/or incoherent speech
- Ringing in the ears
- Inability to remember recent or past events
- Loss of consciousness
- Sleep disturbances
- Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
- Sensitivity to loud noises
Athlete Intelligence is leading the revolution in the fight against head-related injuries in contact and collision sports. Through the Athlete Intelligence Head-Impact Monitoring and Performance Tracking Platform, we’re giving sideline personnel a real-time understanding of what happens during games and practice, and how head-impact data can help an athlete play better and safer. Using sensors like our Vector MouthGuard, CUE Sport Sensor, or CUE+, Athlete Intelligence brings automated reporting and analytics from the field of play to a measurable understanding of exposure sustained. Help revolutionize safety and performance in athletics through the power of Athlete Intelligence Head-Impact Monitoring and Performance Tracking Solutions..
Q: How does head-Impact monitoring help my team?
Q: Will this system help identify or diagnose concussions?
Q: Do the parents have access to the data?
Q: What impact severity threshold should be set to flag the harder impacts?
Q: How does knowing the impact location of each hit help my team?
Q: How does knowing the impact quantity help my team?
Q: How does knowing the impact severity help my team?
Q: What does the Vector MouthGuard and CUE Sport Sensor Measure?
Q: What is the main difference between the Vector MouthGuard and CUE Sport Sensor?
Q: Why is the Vector MouthGuard considered the more premium product?
Q: How do I turn on the Vector MouthGuard?
Q: What sports does the Vector MouthGuard work best for?
Q: What sports does the CUE Sport Sensor work best for?
Q: Can I use my Vector MouthGuard with braces?
Q: How is the Vistamaxx material different from a normal mouthguard?
Q: Will the CUE Sport Sensor ever transmit in real-time like the Vector MouthGuard?
Q: Can I purchase a single Vector MouthGuard or a Single CUE Sport Sensor?
Q: How do teams typically pay for the system?
Q: Is the Impact data stored safely and secure?
Q: How much does the Vector MouthGuard cost?
Q: How much does the CUE Sport Sensor cost?
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What you will find in out Athlete Intelligence Info Booklet:
- All the information about our platform and sensors in one place
- Direct link to our Athlete Intelligence video, for easy viewing and sharing
- Pricing per athlete for both our VECTOR™ MouthGuard and CUE Sport Sensor™
- How the power of data can help identify opportunities of improvement for athletes